County Supervisor Antonovich Blesses Montrose in So Many Ways
If you do not know all that Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich has done for the area of Montrose and our neighbors La Crescenta and La Cañada, then please keep reading.
Supervisor Antonovich is a generous supporter of this area, not only financially but also in giving of his time. He is very fond of this area. He attends our Memorial Day service in Montrose at the Vietnam War Memorial every year. He plans an Arbor Day program annually in conjunction with the CV Town Council and provides a tree that is planted somewhere in La Crescenta. Many trees were planted at Two Strike Park and one was planted in front of CV High School and another at the CV Water District office. He also sponsors the Ride the Summer Beach Bus that offers Los Angeles County residents a convenient, low-cost way to spend the day at the beach in the summer months. It’s only $3 per person and it saves you the hassle of driving yourself! He also helped Montrose in another special way that I want to share with you.
I am sure that if you were living here in December 2011 you remember the windstorm that devastated the San Gabriel Valley and caused power outages that went on for weeks. Working at the Montrose Chamber of Commerce, I headed straight down to Honolulu Avenue and found that we had lost many trees and there was debris everywhere. There were many residents and merchants out on the street who couldn’t believe the devastation. Even the Shopping Park Christmas tree toppled over. On Dec. 1, Antonovich declared a State of Emergency in Los Angeles County. He immediately began doing his part to help everyone in the affected area. Supervisor Antonovich worked on behalf of the citizens to resolve the power issues many experienced. What you might not know, however, is that Supervisor Antonovich came to our aid in Montrose.
In January 2012, Supervisor Antonovich announced a $2,500,000 grant through his office to replace trees in qualifying open spaces in the county. The Montrose Shopping Park qualified and because of this grant we were able to replace all the trees lost in the 2011 windstorm. Over 20 trees were planted throughout the shopping park. A landscape architect decided on what types of trees to plant and each tree was chosen specifically for the location where it was planted. Some of the types of trees are golden trumpet, pink trumpet, red oak, Redspire pear, dancing pear and of course the jacaranda tree that graces most of the shopping park. Thank you so much, Supervisor Antonovich!
Don’t forget to join us at our special Monday night mixer at 7 Stop. It will be a great way to start the July 4th holiday week. The Montrose chamber will be honoring and recognizing members who have been with us for five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years. Armond and Shara from 7 Stop are hosting the event along with us to celebrate their grand re-opening. There will samples of all the food they will be offering once they open. They have your old favorites as well as many new foods to sample. Other local businesses will be there as well offering you samples of their foods and products. So what does 7 Stop have to offer? Much more than you think! They have pizza, salads, wings, burgers and sandwiches. And everything on the menu is completely customizable! Co-owner Armond always says, “At 7 Stop you are the chef. We believe that when you create your own food by choosing your favorite toppings it just tastes better!” You can customize your salad, pizza, burger, wings and sandwich. I am assured there will be tons of mixer prizes from various organizations and businesses in the area, a DJ, many new people to meet and fun, fun, fun. All the money collected from the raffle prizes will go to the Glendale Police Officers Assn., the Glendale Fire Fighters Club and the Montrose chamber. Please come out and support this local business!
Centennial July business mixer on Monday, July 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 7 Stop, 2623 1/2 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.